Pacific Division Power Rankings After December

The Vegas Golden Knights have some competition coming in hot in the Pacific. Who's currently the biggest threat to the defending Stanley Cup champs before the new year?

Los Angeles Kings v Vegas Golden Knights
Los Angeles Kings v Vegas Golden Knights / Ethan Miller/GettyImages
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5. Seattle Kraken

Vince Dunn, Nicolas Hague
Seattle Kraken v Vegas Golden Knights / Ethan Miller/GettyImages

Vegas's Winter Classic opponent looks to take a New Year's Day win as the host. So far, it's been a rough go for the NHL's newest expansion team, so a win would be nice. However, getting points in eight of your last ten games is a good way to crawl back into the playoff fold out west.

One player who's been surprisingly good has been Joey Daccord. The goaltender was posting good stats (GAA of 2.45, SV% of .915), even picking up a shutout. In his last five games, he's gone 3-0-2, saving .942 of his shots and allowing an average of 1.94 goals.